Not only do your grades matter to colleges, so do the classes you take. Knowing that, choosing a curriculum is a big decision. In my recent Facebook Live Q&A, I answered all of your questions about classes and curriculum.
In case you missed it, here’s a recap with a list of some of the questions I answered and the full video of my session!
HERE ARE SOME OF THE QUESTIONS YOU'LL SEE ME ANSWER:
- What are the core subjects?
- How many honors classes do you recommend for a freshman adjusting to high school and trying to maintain a balance between school and extracurricular activities?
- Is it better for a student take an honors class and get an A in it, or to take an AP class and get a B in it?
- How many AP classes should a student take?
- What type of electives are colleges looking for?
- How many years does a student have to take art?
- How do elite schools view the IB diploma?
- What is the minimum grade that a student can get in an AP class to warrant the decision to take that class?
- If given the choice, should a student take a dual enrollment class or an AP class?
- What is the AP Capstone program?
- How many years of a foreign language should a student take?
- Is it okay to change your foreign language in the middle of high school?
- Should a student forgo taking a foreign language in favor of taking a class that they are interested in majoring in in college?
- What classes should a student take who is interested in engineering?
- Should a student take AP Calculus or AP Statistics?
- How important is physics in high school?
- Is science necessary if your anticipated college major is not STEM-focused?
- Is it okay to get Bs in some of your core subjects?